News » Archives » January 2016

Editor's note: Neighbors

By Kerry Temple ’74

When I was in journalism school 40 years ago, we learned about those factors that went into making news judgments. One was proximity — the value of the hometown story, of localizing news, giving greater weight to events near at hand, looking into the distance (the war in Vietnam, for instance) only as foreign affairs affected us. We were warned not to focus on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring stories closer to home.…

Read More

The Usual

By Matt Cashore '94

Father Hesburgh’s signature cocktail was a Manhattan, done his way. Nobody made ’em like Patrick Denis Murphy.

Read More


By Tess Gunty '15

Notre Dame’s consummate bartender does more than serve up drinks. He’s counselor, companion, philosopher, poet, ambassador, storyteller, sweetheart, teacher, diplomat, legend and friend to all who enter there.

Read More

Poetic Man of God

By Michael N. McGregor

Robert Lax went to Patmos to pursue his art and the creative expression of a solitary, spiritual life. I did as well, discovering there his quiet gifts of grace.

Read More

Gifts Opened Later

By Steve Adams

Sometimes we launch our creations into the world not knowing where they land. Sometimes they turn up having done some good, having made a difference, and maybe we find out.

Read More